Columbia College’s new science center by the numbers

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 9:18 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 15, 2013

COLUMBIA — A newly constructed state-of-the-art science center, dubbed the Gerald T. and Bonnie M. Brouder Science Center, opens at Columbia College this month.

Columbia College’s Board of Trustees decided to name the building after President Gerald Brouder and his wife, Bonnie, to honor their commitment to strengthening the sciences at Columbia College. Brouder served the college for the past 18 years. He retired Aug. 1.

“I’m truly honored and humbled by the board’s decision,” Brouder said in a press release. “The science center is a grand achievement, a milestone in my career.”

Here is a look at what will be available in the new building:

5 general laboratories

126 seats in the auditorium

8 advanced laboratories

18 faculty offices

43 donor-named spaces

58 sinks in restrooms, prep-rooms, lab sinks and glass-washing sinks

4 television screens in common areas

188 lab stools

112 doors

450 electrical outlet plates

Here's what it will take to move in:

550 boxes for nursing and science goods and faculty belongings.

86 speed-pack boxes for scientific instruments and non-packable goods.

 Supervising editor is Jeanne Abbott.

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